The Qualification of Digital Assets according to Swiss Law, with Particular Reference to Stable Coins

13 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2019

Date Written: July 15, 2019

Abstract

What is the qualification of a digital token? This article will help the reader understanding the legal analysis required in order to qualify a digital token according to Swiss Law, with comparative analysis with US and EU Law. The authors also use stable coins as a practical example in order to understand when a token is to be considered as a security and when not.

Keywords: token, stable coin, blockchain, digital assets, ICO, STO

Suggested Citation

Schlichting, Lars and Petrini, Rossella Dressi, The Qualification of Digital Assets according to Swiss Law, with Particular Reference to Stable Coins (July 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3424571 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3424571

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